BALTIMORE, July 27 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Baltimore on Wednesday dropped all charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray for three police officers.
The move by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will conclude the high-profile case, meaning there will be no convictions or criminal accountability related to Gray's death. Charges including involuntary manslaughter were dropped against Officer Garrett Miller, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter.
Gray, 25, sustained a fatal spinal injury on April 12, 2015, while being driven in a police van after he was arrested. His death sparked weeks of peaceful protests, riots and looting in Baltimore, and ignited the Black Lives Matter movement nationwide. Prosecutors previously said officers did not do enough to get Gray medical aid after he was injured while handcuffed but not buckled into a seat in the back of the van.
Porter's trial ended in a mistrial in December. Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson Jr. were acquitted in separate trials in May and June.
Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer to respond to the incident that led to Gray's death, was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment on July 18.
"I wanted to be able to expose the systemic issues, and I think that's one of the reasons why we said we should probably [drop the remaining cases] -- so we can try to work toward a solution," Mosby told the Baltimore Sun Wednesday.
"At the end of the day, this was a just process. [The officers] received due process, the verdict was rendered, and, at the end of the day, I believe justice was served," she added.
Despite making what many viewed as defiant and critical remarks on Wednesday, during which she said police investigating police is "problematic" and alleged bias within the law enforcement community, Mosby said she does not have an anti-police agenda.
"For those that believe that I'm anti-police, it's simply not the case," she said. "I'm anti-police brutality."
Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police President Gene Ryan reacted by saying Mosby's accusations are "outrageous" and "not true."